President Alassane Ouattara
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Alassane Ouattara orders investigation into Gbagbo

Ivory Coast politician Laurent Gbagbo has surrendered after a military assault on his residence in Abidjan and has been put under UN guard.

Forces of his UN-recognised successor, Alassane Ouattara, and French tanks advanced on his residence where he had been ensconced in a bunker.

Speaking hours after the arrest, Mr Ouattara said: "Our country has turned a painful page in its history… here we are finally at the dawn of a new era of hope."

  • 11 Apr 2011
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